The fine art of the movie poster, Part I: ‘Crimson Peak’

Opening this week: Rarely does a poster alone convince me I need to see a movie, but the posters for Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak do just that. The images have an old-school Gothic horror vibe that's both elegant and creepy — they're the graphic equivalent of a crooked finger, beckoning you in to see the film. Read more [...]

‘Good’ bad movies, Exhibit A: ‘Stoker’

For a while Stoker works as a mood piece, a languid but poisonous dream. But a rude awakening comes when this Southern Gothic veers into more schlocky, sub-Hitchcockian territory. How many sociopaths does one family need? Read more [...]